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Sep 25, 2012 10:00am PDT
. president obama and mitt romney both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and prince palace. the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think the main differences when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. gochler romney sees a robust role in choice. president obama has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars, title i funds, and giving them to parents in the form of vouchers. >> for the first time in history, federal education funds will be linked to the student, so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school of their choice. >> reporter: the obama administration is staunchly opposed. why not expand vouchers? give parents more choices? >> the goal can't be to remove the one child from the system and let the other 500 drown. we have to make every school a great, great school. we need to make public schools schools of choice. >> reporter: education secretary arne duncan is using federal dollars for states to raise public standards. he wants
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Sep 30, 2012 4:00pm PDT
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Sep 26, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, ohio, is so important both to president obama and mitt romney campaigning there this afternoon. and there's more of a backdrop than just the early autumn trees. a brand new quinnipiac/cbs "new york times" poll has the president a full ten points ahead of romney in ohio. 53% to 43%. let's begin with cnn white house correspondent dan lothian. >> reporter: joe, even though a new poll shows the president with a double digit lead in ohio, mr. obama continues to push hard in the state. it's a huge priority for the campaign according to a top aide. by our count the president has visited ohio at least 13 times so far this year. this time ahead of early voting, which by the w begins next tuesday. now, today the president was again selling his policies and his record in a state he says has benefitted from the auto bailout. he talked about the thousands of jobs created but also hit china and went after his gop opponent. >> he's been talking tough on china. he says he's going to take the fight to them. he's going to go after these cheaters. and i've got to admit, that message is better tha
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Sep 30, 2012 9:00am PDT
is behind. polls show he lags president obama both nationwide and in key battleground states where the races are either tight or obama holds a clear edge. heightening the urgency, early voting is underway in 30 states, including wisconsin, iowa, new hampshire, virginia, and north carolina, and it starts tuesday in ohio and florida. the romney campaign looks to find its footing in the next 37 days. that's next with alex castellano, dana bash, and celinda lake. a little bit more vanilla? this is great! [ male announcer ] at humana, we believe there's never been a better time to share your passions... because the results... are you having fun doing this? yeah. that's a very nice cake! [ male announcer ] well, you can't beat them. [ giggles ] ohh! you got something huh? whoa... [ male announcer ] humana understands the value of spending time together that's a lot of work getting that one in! let's go see the birdies. [ male announcer ] one on one, sharing what you know. let's do it grandpa. that's why humana agents will sit down with you, to listen and understand what's important to y
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Sep 25, 2012 1:00pm PDT
campaign. president obama and his republican challenger, mitt romney, both favor expanding charter schools, support standardized tests and want more accountability from teachers and principals. but the two men have significant disagreements. >> i think some of the main differences between governor romney and president obama when it comes to education come in the area of school choice. governor romney sees a ry robust rule for school choice and school improvement whereas president obama like a lot of democrats has been skeptical of vouchers. >> reporter: romney supports taking federal dollars for educating special needs and low income families, known as title i funds and giving them directly to parents in the form of vouchers. although romney avoids using that word. >> for the first time in history federal educati funds will be linked to the student so that parents can send their child to any public or charter school of r choice. >> reporter: the obama admistration is staunchly opposed. why not expand vouche? why not give parents more choices? >> the goal can't be to remove one child from t
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Sep 30, 2012 1:00pm PDT
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Sep 29, 2012 3:00pm PDT
the case that the best defense is a better economy. >> in battle ground virginia both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery. romney slammed the president for the defense cuts coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president of the united states, we will stop it. i will not cut our commitment to our military. >> the president once again blasted romney's hidden camera comments on the 47% of americans he dubbed victims of government dependence. >> i don't think we can get very far with heed lookers who write-off half the nation as a bunch of victims who never take responsibility for their own lives. >> 47% people of the people -- >> the obama campaign turned romney's remarks into a devastating new ad playing the words under the faces of families and veterans. >> and they will vote for this president no matter what. so my job is not worry about those people. they should take personal responsibility.
CNN
Oct 1, 2012 1:00am PDT
jones takes a look for us. >> reporter: both the obama and romney campaigns are doing their best to lower expectations ahead of wednesday's debate. >> we've expected all along that governor romney will have a good night. he's prepared more than any candidate in history. >> president obama is a very -- he's a very gifted speaker. the man's been on the national stage for many years. he's an experienced debater. he's done these kinds of debates before. this is mitt's first time on this kind of a stage. >> reporter: ryan's words echoed a memo from romney adviser beth myers who said the president was widely regarded as one of the most talented political communicators in modern history. myers even pointed to a cnn/orc poll showing a 25-point advantage for obama on who voters think will win the debates. the obama camp likes to remind voters the president hasn't had as much time to prepare for the debates because he's busy being commander in chief. when it comes to just how much debates matter, it depends. >> most often debates don't make that big a difference. very few candidates ever w
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00am PDT
to the highest office in this country. president obama and mitt romney both spoke at the cgi today and former president clinton stole the show at the democratic national convention. he had some tough advice for the republican candidate. mitt romney today came out with this line which was -- went down very well with the audience as you would expect. >> if there's one thing we've learned in this election season, by the way, it is that a few words from bill clinton can do a man a lot of good. >> what words would you have for mitt romney, given the state of the election campaign right now? >> well, i think, you know, the debates are very important for him. >> crucial? >> i think so. and i think if he's going to double down on that 47% remark, that will cause difficulties because we now know that the overwhelming number of those people work and have children, and the reason they don't pay federal income taxes is their median income is as low as it was in 1995 now, and until the current election season, republicans and democrats supported both the child tax credit and the earned income tax credit.
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Oct 2, 2012 1:00pm PDT
or justice antonin scalia who are both in their mid-70s, if they retired, then president obama could replace a conservative or a right leaning moderate. >> reporter: here's who could make the nominee list if president obama wins a second term. california attorney general harris is getting a lot of buzz. >> the california attorney general has political experience, which is really missing on the court right now. >> reporter: another name circulating is ja kwlen wen. if she's nominated, the california-based federal appeals judge would make history as the court's first asian-american justice. but that's no guarantee. and for example if ruth bader ginsburg is the only justice to retire, the liberal side of the court would not get any bigger. just a little younger. >> and as you know, there's been a lot of speculation about whom romney might nominate. >> right. among them paul clement is one name we've heard. dia diane sikes and kav gnaw, a judge here in d.c. >> love to speculate. >> fantastic. >> all the names we've never heard of. >> happens a lot. i know. >>> we'll have a quick check of some of
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Sep 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
was wrong those killed in that attacks. >>> mitt romney and president obama will both be campaigning in virginia today. they were both in ohio yesterday. you see a trend here? check out the gop challenger in suburban cleveland. getting his hands dirty with the host of discovery's "dirty job" show. the president also in ohio siting the campus of bowling green yesterday. he promised to create 1 million manufacturing jobs in the next four years if he is re-elected. >>> new technology may make pumping air into your tires a thing of the past. starting next year, goodyear says it will test technology that actually inflates tires while the car is rolling. here's how it works. a sensor detacts one pressure is low, the car's weight compresses a tube built into the tire that injects air into it until it reaches optimal pressure. no more use for the gauges. >> cars that drive on their own, what is this world coming to? >> i need this right now. my tire pressure is low. i keep putting it off. >> is sara brightman bound for space? space tour adventure says she will make a ground-breaking announce
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Sep 28, 2012 5:00pm PDT
the debate and of course, the election. both president obama and governor romney had seasoned debaters and experts say neither are prone to making major gaffes. but if there is one thing that history has taught us, when it comes to presidential debates, expect the unexpected. joining us now to talk about the moments and debate magic yet to come, republican consultant romney 2008 campaign advisor, alex castellanos and donna brazile. a lot of folks are saying these debates are do or die for romney. donna, do you agree? >> absolutely. first impression is very, very important. mitt romney had several opportunities to change the trajectory of the campaign, his selection of a running mate, paul ryan, got a small bounce. the convention speech didn't get any bounce, and now the first debate. this is like the first night on broadway. there will be more voters tuning in, they will be looking at his performance and if he comes across as somebody who is credible, who is up to the task, he might get another bounce out of it. >> aren't undecided voters the least likely to tune into the debates? gall
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Sep 28, 2012 10:00pm PDT
demeanor. so it's a big night for both president obama as well as governor romney. >> did you hear him sigh? were you backstage like stop sighing? >> i heard it the first time. by the third time i pretended not to listen. but more importantly, once they put up that split screen, then you looked at he was rolling his eyes and of course, it was not a pretty moment. but we came back in the second debate. >> that's when the democrats started sighing, too, right after al gore. mitt romney has to demonstrate he's changed. there are a lot of voters in this country who are unsatisfied with barack obama. they think we could do better. they don't know that mitt romney is that change. neither of these guys has told us what the next four years could be like because of the changes they would bring. >> and that's i think another challenge that mitt romney has on wednesday night. that is to finally lay out some plans. he's been talking a lot about i have solutions, i know how to get the economy moving, but he really hasn't given us a concrete beyond the 59 points, the five points -- >> neither has our pre
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Oct 2, 2012 9:00am PDT
. obama's skin again and again and again. it looked like to some degree there in south carolina both hillary clinton and bill clinton were sort of -- were sort of going after him at the same time, trying to fluster him when he got to this debate. he never went there. and i think that's telling for this debate upcoming. all these attempts to try to fluster him, you know, do you remember suzanne, the talk about ronald reagan in that debate? >> right. >> do you recall that? >> that's right. >> all this talk about ronald reagan and whether obama had sort of invoked the name of ronald reagan because so many democrats didn't like him or whatever. well senator obama then took the punches, explained what he said about reagan and took it back to her, keeping the anger under control, finding balance and pushing back hard just not too hard. >> it was interesting too as well you could ask the most dry mundane question, dealing with the economy. they would go back to the talking points in the attacks. it was clear they were trying to score points. fireworks. a "game change"er if you will. i want
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
socky, press secretary for the obama campaign is in las vegas with the president. good to see both of you. nice big smiles. i love this optimism. we're all excited about tomorrow. barbara, let me start with you. there was something politico's chief political columnist wrote today that sort of made me smile and i wanted to get your reaction. roger same mondays wrote, there are three things mitt romney must do to win the presidential debate on wednesday. unfortunately, nobody knows what they are. do you know what they are? >> well, i think it's going to be talking to the american people about how the middle class has been buried under the higher taxes, the higher regulations and the -- just the job-killing policies for the past four years and how mitt romney can talk straight to the american people about how he has a plan to create jobs, specific things, like in my home state of virginia, he's going to allow us to have exploration off shore with energy so we can have good high-paying jobs. that's something supported by democrat senators like mark warner and jim webb in my home state
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00am PDT
president obama and governor mitt romney face off in denver for their first debate. both candidates are going some final cramming. romney will also address supporters at a denver rally later tonight. >>> california becomes the first state to ban straight to gay therapy for miners. governor jerry brown signed the legislation. the bill's sponsor says conversion therapy is dangerous. a conservative group plans to file a suit. >>> families may have to dig deeper to pay for milk. the new york daily news quotes senator charles schumer as saying milk prices could double if congress does not approve a new farm bill. the senate's passed it, but not the house. a more dire warning coming from the national milk producers federation. milk could hit $6 a gallon. >>> an addictive dance. hundreds of prisoners in the philippines doing their rendition of the gangnam style dance. if you don't know him, you may have been living under a rock. gangnam style is the most liked youtube video ever with 335 million views. guess what? the song is number two. listen to it. on the u.s. charts. stay top of mind w
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Sep 27, 2012 1:00pm PDT
both mitt romney and president obama haveeen campaigning i the same battlegroun state. this time it's virginia where both men targeted the same group of voters. let's walk over to cnn's naon political correspondent jim acosta who's been out on the campaign trail wahingt' going . another dramatic da. virginia, virginia, virginia. pretty important place. >> that's right. a rare visit to washington for me. but it's good to be home, wolf. all politics is local. so it was no surprise to hear both candidates hit on national security themes today in their speeches in virginia. but the state is much bigger than that. it's really a republican firewall for mitt romney. in battleground virginia, both president obama and mitt romney pulled out the heavy artillery before a group of veterans, romney slammed the president for the massive defense cuts part of the fiscal cliff coming at the end of the year. >> it is still a troubled and dangerous world. and the idea of cutting our military commitment by a trillion dollars over this decade is unthinkable. and devastating. and when i become president
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Sep 29, 2012 10:00am PDT
're in the cnn newsroom where we're live this saturday, september 29th. i'm fredricka whitfield. president obama and mitt romney are about to come face to face in the first presidential debate. just four days away, both obama and romney are practicing this weekend while their campaigns are presenting each candidate as the underdog. pa
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Sep 30, 2012 10:00am PDT
worked with president obama as well. they both have a high degree of education and both are knowledgeable about the world and i think we're lucky to have two great people running in the elections, especially given how rough the elections are. >> you have all these investments around america and increasingly around the world. what is your sense of the american economy? there are some signs that the economy is actually beginning to recover. housing is back. but yet the actual gdp numbers don't seem to move much. what do you think? >> there are some good sighs. housing is back a boon in ener. that could be a real wild card for us because low-cost energy dependence should be a goal, and consumers have paid down a lot of debt. the bad side of the ledger is there is increasing debt at the state and federal level. if you think back, in 1982, there was a large outcry when the national debt passed 1 trillion. we are now netting 1 trillion per year. it's close to 16 trillion adding 1 trillion per year. soon the interest on the debt could equal the whole debt since 1982 when you and i were here. i
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Sep 26, 2012 12:00pm PDT
, itv news, homs. >>> back here at home, president obama and his challenger both hitting the trail, both in ohio, a state both of these campaigns would love to have. but for mitt romney, new polls out today suggest it is not looking good. find out what's behind the widening gap. cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...but you still have to go to the gym. one is for a clean, wedomestic energy future that puts us in control. our abundant natural gas is already saving us money, producing cleaner electricity, putting us to work here in america and supporting wind and solar. though all energy development comes with some risk, we're committed to safely and responsibly producing natural gas. it's not a dream. america's natural gas... putting us in control of our energy future, now. >>> i would like to take a step back from the newsroom reporting today this ten-point lead for president obama and the crucial state of ohio. this is new york times, cbs news, quinnipiac university. that i
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Sep 26, 2012 10:00am PDT
to both president obama and mitt romney's events here in ohio. the president is in bowling green. mitt romney is in bedford heights. we'll go live to both locations. to new york, it is the one time of the year when nearly every world leader in the same place, a lot of them at least, the united nations general assembly. kings, prime ministers, ministers get a few minutes at the podium to address the rest of the world. they get their undivided attention unless, of course, certain delegations decide to walk out in protest or not even show up. well, that's what happened today at the american mission to the u.n. essentially did not show up as the president of iran walked in. more than just a minute or so. here's a bit of a speech a few minutes ago by president mahmoud ahmadinejad. it was not a redefined message by any stretch of the imagination. he pretty much repeated what he has said along the lines of western world nomination as he rallied against the western world as well as the united states. let's listen in as he talks about the u.n. as well. >> the need to remove the structural value
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Oct 1, 2012 5:00pm PDT
think he's very good. i think both of them are playing the game. president obama was saying something the other day, i'm not really a good debater. gee -- >> they're both very, very smart guys. >> if you talk about the top 1%, intellect, these guys are in the top 1%. there's nothing to choose between them on intellect. there's a lot to choose between them on policy. i hope they get into a good discussion of policy because from my point of view i think romney would get the better of that but i'm not sure. we'll see. >> we looked at past debates. some folks seem to get into trouble when they start debating over the debate rules themselves. i want to play a quick montage of stuff. >> i have to let senator obama respond. go ahead and respond. >> wait -- >> you just spoke for two minutes. >> you said two things. >> you can dispute that but let me finish. you went on for two minutes. let me finish. >> i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. i'm speaking. you get 30 seconds. this is the way the rules work here, is that i get 60 seconds and then you get 30 seconds to respond, right? anderso
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Sep 25, 2012 2:00am PDT
speaking with students and looking at how both president obama and mitt romney have their plans to help the middle class pay for college work. here's her report. >> reporter: when jackie graduated from brown university this year, she put off going straight to medical school. instead, she took a research job at sloan kettering hospital. >> it is nice to have a paying job where i can pay back part of my student loans before going to med school and possibly adding on a lot more. >> reporter: and she had plenty of them, $100,000 worth. why? her family is middle class. her mother works in a school, her dad owns a bar. she says they're considered too wealthy to qualify for many grants but not wealthy enough to have saved the money for the more than $50,000 a year to attend brown. >> you're in the middle class, you are normal suburban family but you don't make an outrageous amount of money, so you can't pay these outrageous prices for tuition. >> reporter: she's not alone. student loan debt hit $1 trillion last year. even tuition for public four-year colleges rose 68% over the last decade. ent
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Sep 26, 2012 4:00am PDT
and the battle for the buckeye state. president obama, mitt romney both campaigning there today. look at the poll from cbs and the "new york times." >> showing in ohio now the president has a 10-point lead over mitt romney among likely voters. 53% to 45%. that number's going to jump off the screen for a lot of people in this country. ohio, 18 electoral votes, seventh highest in the nation and again no republican has ever won the white house without winning that number. >> how many times have we said that? >> say it every time. >> jim acosta has that stitched into his t-shirts. hi, jim. traveling with mitt romney from ohio. >> reporter: that's how that. good morning. i think mitt romney has also heard that once or twice. thanks to john berman for bringing that up again. rolling up on a mitt romney event getting started in a few moments in westerville, ohio, outside of columbus. mitt romney goes then up to the northern part of the state, hit the cleveland area and toledo later on this evening. we tried to talk to mitt romney about the struggles he's having here in ohio before the poll came out this
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Sep 26, 2012 6:00am PDT
of muscling on both sides. i think it affected his relationship with barack obama for the first few years of his presidency, but i think now that they've sorted things out between themselves and i think he said, look, he loves being center stage. the clinton global initiative is huge. it's attended by almost as many world leaders as the u.n. general assembly. you have a guy who really isn't president but for all intents and purposes is a very influential world leader. somebody said to me, who needs who more? does barack obama need bill clinton more or does bill clinton need barack obama more? i think they need each other. bill clinton, the inflew enser. i think for barack obama there's no more effective, articulate defender of his right to be re-elected right now than bill clinton. >> okay. >> so along the same lines is a new poll, quinnipiac, "new york times" poll that shows mr. obama is up by 10 points in the state of ohio over mitt romney. is that for the efforts of obama's great campaigning or does it have more to do with bill clinton and that widely admired speech he gave at the dnc?
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Sep 27, 2012 8:00am PDT
. it was the state that gave president obama -- senator obama his first victory. and he won iowa four years ago in the general election, considered a battleground state. both campaigns really going after it. four years ago goi, 545,000 iowans cast ballots early. and that was almost double what they did eight years prior. so early voting is important in iowa as it is in a bunch of these other states and that's why you're seeing the campaigns really press there not just in october, but now and in august because they knew that a lot of these voters will be casting ballots before the debates. >> when i was a kid, early voting was because you couldn't vote on election day and i know a lot of things have changed. we have cell phones now. but we have really important days coming up on the calendar and i'm speaking of the debates. we learn so much about these candidates. and if you vote early, they don't matter at all. >> exactly. the presidential debate, the first one will be in denver, colorado next wednesday. but by next wednesday, ten states will be voting early. and as you mentioned, iowa and ohio
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Sep 27, 2012 12:00pm PDT
and to be honest i think he beat me both times. if he would be as direct as assertive, as firm with barack obama as he was with me in florida he'll win the debate going away and within three days the polls will change dramatically because he'll ha the case we cannot afford four more years of barack obama. >> so that first debate is next wednesday in denver and did you know that early voting has for the first time today voting in a swing state, iowa. guess who's there john king. iowa city, iowa. john, are you seeing many early voters where you are? >> reporter: we have seen quite a few of them brooke. we had a camera here in iowa city and des moines earlier today. i wouldn't say it's gangbusters but modest lineseople saying pretty good loins and if you look at the stickers, the t-shirts a lot them are obama voters so you would say score the first day of early voting in iowa for the president and a cautionary note though. there's a strategic difference of the republicans and the democrats. democrats early investing in early voting and i talked to steve grubs saying the democ
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Sep 27, 2012 7:00pm PDT
with this administration how we can achieve that goal, which we both share. >> obviously the whole issue of the relationship between the president and prime minister on a huge political issue in the united states. did prime minister netanyahu feel snubbed by president obama not meeting with him when he was in the united states? >> we had a schedule problem. no one was out to snub anybody. president of the united states, busy. prime minister's schedule was very narrow. and we couldn't make it happen during that time slot. but the prime minister is meeting with the secretary of state clinton tonight. he's having another conversation with president obama tomorrow. on the phone. president obama has said he has spent more hours face-to-face talking to prime minister netanyahu, talking to him on the phone than any other foreign leader, and that's going on -- that level of conversation is going on at all different levels. >> ambassador, thank you. >> always. >>> president obama as we said obviously as you know, has been getting a lot of heat from his critics for not meeting face-to-face with pr
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Sep 28, 2012 2:00am PDT
're getting now. >> reporter: both obama and romney agree, that health care needs to be more affordable. they just disagree about how to do that. dr. sanjay gupta, cnn reporting. >> all right, thanks, sanjay. meanwhile, police in roseville, michigan, are about to begin drilling for clues in a search for the possible remains of jimmy hoffa. they will test soil samples from underneath a driveway. a teamster told police a body was buried there around the time the teamster's union chief vanished 37 years ago. that's what a tipster says. let's turn to the author of "hoffa wars." he's been following this story since hoffa first disappeared. dan, you've been communicating with this tipster since last march. you've talked to him several times since then. tell us about this person. >> he called me on march 30th, and he told me, and i got dozens of these tips over the past 37 years, he told me that he knew specifically where jimmy hoffa's body was buried. of course, i was very skeptical. i questioned him about a number of things. he -- i was -- i remained skeptical throughout the interview. the c
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Sep 28, 2012 12:00pm PDT
recently both nationally and in swing states, you know this poll looks like a lot of others. obama has advantages over romney on the economy and a range of issues. one thing that stood out in the poll is that a lot of voters didn't like how obama's handling the situation in libya. and the romney campaign sort of sees that as well which is why you see them hitting obama so hard on this lately. but there is still a problem here for romney. this is why the debates are so important. romney wants to change the fundamental structure of this race with this debate coming up next wednesday. remember, over 50 million people watched the first presidential debate in 2008. this is going to be a big moment coming up next week, fred, for mitt romney. >> well, let's shift to the u.s. senate and how pivotal any race could be. the democrats have a six-seat majority, but they're defending 23 seats in the election, with republicans defending just 10. so what would give the republicans a pretty good shot at seizing a 51-seat majority, but they also have a big problem and that is that race in missouri. >> y
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Sep 28, 2012 10:00am PDT
in the last several months been lumped in with the other swing states out there that both president obama and mitt romney are neck and neck in. we have seen a lot of swing states in recent days moving away from mitt romney. you saw the latest battleground polls in ohio and florida where president obama increased his lead over mitt romney, but just a few moments ago here at this military academy, romney said very confidently that he's going to win this state. here's what he had to say. >> i've got a little secret here. that is that obama campaign thinks that pennsylvania is in their pocket. they don't need to worry about it. and you're right and they're wrong. we're going to win pennsylvania. we're going to take the white house. >> reporter: now, just to get away from some of the horse race news going on today, one of the other things that mitt romney talked about at this event was he went back to this line of attack on president obama, referring back to the president's comments to "60 minute minutes" when he described activities in the middle east as bum npz tps in the road. he talked abo
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Sep 26, 2012 2:00am PDT
. the president had something to say, too, watch your screen, barack obama tweeting, quote, nfl fans on both sides of the aisle hope the refs' lockout is settled soon. and he calls the call terrible. >> join the group of people across the country saying that. all right, eight minutes past the hour. police in suburban seattle now say they are investigating. look at this, folks. this incident. it was caught on dash cam. those are two brothers down on the ground, getting punched by several officers. they say the cops beat them for no reason, and they filed a complaint. the brothers told affiliate kiro jail officials initially turned the officers away instructing them to take the brothers to the hospital, instead, because of their injuries. they say the officers washed off their faces, drove them around for hours, to reduce the swelling, then took them back to jail, where they were finally booked. tukwila police say they won't comment until their investigation is complete. >>> congressman todd akin is not dropping out of the missouri senate race despite intense pressure to do so in the wake of his con
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Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
polls of independents and conservatives both say they feel the media has behaved badly. >> but president obama and people have gone to his -- to hawaii, traced his record, gone to kenya, talked to his relatives, gone to indonesia. we have sent people around the world. how has he not been vetted? >> well, consider this. this year, the new yorker wrote a huge spread on michele bachmann and her faith and religion, getting a lot of the theology wrong what she believes. in 2008, john mccain was endorsed by several pastors and it became multi-day stories in the media about john mccain's endorsements but the jeremiah wright stuff, you talk to a lot of reporters, they say barack obama never went to jeremiah wright's church. he just used that to build his political career in chicago. i as a conservative really don't think the media has portrayed barack obama's relationship with jeremiah wright as he himself did in 2008 and i still think that's a relevant topic. >> actually, bryce, let me bring you in here. then candidate obama in 2008 did make that speech in which he said i was there when he made
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Oct 1, 2012 1:00pm PDT
, of course, the election. both president obama and governor romney are seasoned debaters and experts say neither are prone to making major gaffes. but if there is one thing that history has taught us when it comes to presidential debates, expect the unexpected. anderson cooper. >> until this week it has been a rough presidential election to be sure. now the candidates can't stop complimenting each other's debating skills. while they try to lower expectations, one of mitt romney's supporters is predicting a big might for the republican. turn an entrepreneur's dream... ♪ into a scooter that talks to the cloud? ♪ or make 70,000 trades a second... ♪ reach one customer at a time? ♪ how do you help doctors turn billions of bytes of shared information... ♪ into a fifth anniversary of remission? ♪ or turn 30-million artifacts... ♪ into a high-tech masterpiece? ♪ whatever your business challenge, dell has the technology and services to help you solve it. up high! ok. don't you have any usefull apps on that thing? who do you think i am, quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amaz
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Oct 2, 2012 2:00am PDT
. >> the make or break moment for both campaigns and they're going all out preparing. >> president obama and governor mitt romney are preparing for wednesday's debate in denver. >> obama is leaving on sunday for two or three-day debate camp. >> debate camp. >> oh, i remember going to debate camp. i remember like it was hot summer days, no sports. our bitter rivals, camp normal fun. let me remember the song if i can. ♪ >> on the shores of lake rhetoric notes. ♪ we practice logical consistency. we will beat your attacks using well-structured argument and reason facts. you sometimes false ♪ ♪ and logical not in the face not in the face ♪ [ bleep ] actually written into the song. ♪ >> in case you missed it there we have it for you. "early start" continues right now. >>> countdown to the face-off. mitt romney and president obama get ready for the make it or break it debate. but romney says it is not about the win. >>> and what could he know? the president of iran's personal cameraman seeking asylum in the u.s.? we're talking to the first white house videographer about it. >>> and
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Oct 1, 2012 4:00pm PDT
, sir. we appreciate you taking the time. and president obama and mitt romney have something to common. they're both being called liars. plus, could legalizing marijuana in a battleground state sway the presidential election? there is big money involved. john avlon out front in colorado and a second american airlines flight has to make an emergency landing. a row of seats comes loose. can planes really fly in bankruptcy? the wheels of progress haven't been very active lately. but because of business people like you, things are beginning to get rolling. and regions is here to help. making it easier with the expertise and service to keep those wheels turning. from business loans to cash management, we want to be your partner moving forward. so switch to regions. and let's get going. together. >>> "outfront," our second story, liar, liar. according to the romney campaign, that is the president's strategy. >> the president does a very good job of trying to mislead so he can win this thing by default. >> stop lying, mr. president. >> i think the challenge i'll have is that the president ten
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Oct 2, 2012 6:00am PDT
today. the day both candidates are off the cam taken trail and hunkered down for intense coaching and practice. mitt romney is in colorado where the debate is being held, president obama is in nevada right now. yesterday, the president visited with volunteers at a campaign field office in henderson, even picked up the phone and joked with a voter about tomorrow's showdown. >> they're basically keeping me indoors the whole time. they're making me do my homework. >> cnn political director mark preston is in denver. are you inside the hall right now? no, you're still outside. >> reporter: outside. it's beautiful out here, carol. >> it's beautiful. well, you have been inside, i mean, it's a pretty impressive arena. >> it is a pretty impressive arena. and there's going to be so much on the line when we see barack obama and mitt romney face off tomorrow night. you know, carol, when we talk about moments in a campaign and how important they are, it's hard to argue that tomorrow night is not going to be the most important moment in this campaign. mitt romney, barack obama facing off, tens
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00am PDT
by winning the debate and the election. both president obama and governor romney are seasoned debaters, and expertes say neither are prone to making major gaffes. but if there is one thing that history has taught us when it comes to presidential debates, expect the unexpected. anderson cooper, cnn. >>> once again, the night is tomorrow, the president versus his challenger, face to face, special coverage begins at 7:00 eastern, right here on cnn and on cnn.com. >>> a lot more news developing this hour. watch this. america's top guy in afghanistan says he will not allow troops to be murdered. but do these insider attacks mean a change in strategy is coming? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> one pilot calls it embarrassing. seats coming loose on a major airline. is this part of a larger problem? >>> plus, carol simpson, the first woman to moderate a presidential debate tells me what to expect torrow night. >>> and police officers accused of raping a woman, but they press charges against her and now the backlash. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a
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